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Martifer Solar signs O&M contracts with close to 90MW of Italian PV plants

Oct 01, 2014

PV developer Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has agreed to terms on almost 90MW of third-party operations and management (O&M) contracts with multiple PV plants in Italy.

Losses mount at Dyesol on shift to solid state perovskite development

Oct 01, 2014

Thin-film firm, Dyesol has reported increased annual losses primarily on the back of reduced revenue and higher developments costs associated with its major shift to develop solid state perovskite-based solar cells.

DSM opens advanced PV materials demonstration centre in India

Oct 01, 2014

Specialist materials firm Royal DSM has opened an advanced PV materials demonstration centre in India, which includes a rooftop PV system to meet 25% of the site’s electricity needs.

SunEdison expects new FBR polysilicon process to provide 400Wp modules at US$0.40/W

Oct 01, 2014

SunEdison said that its high pressure fluidized bed reactor (HP-FBR) technology being ramped at its new joint venture facility in Korea will provide source polysilicon to enable 400 watt peak PV panel performance at a cost of US$0.40 per watt peak by 2016.

First Solar welcomes US$1 billion US-India solar cooperation

Oct 01, 2014

First Solar has welcomed a new US$1 billion loan agreement between the US Export-Import Bank and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).

GES sells 22.5MW of PV projects directly to financial institution

Oct 01, 2014

PV project developer General Energy Solutions Inc and subsidiary of Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power (NSP) has sold 71 Taiwan located PV power plants with a total capacity of 22.5MW to Chailease Finance Co.

Japan government confirms end-of-year review for FiT

Oct 01, 2014

The Japanese government has confirmed that it will review the current feed-in tariff programme for solar and wind, due in part to fears over lack of available grid connection and a bottleneck of large-scale projects.

SMA Solar cancels charges to PV system monitoring service

Oct 01, 2014

Leading inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology has moved to offer PV operators and owners free access to its online monitoring platform with its latest range of Sunny Boy Inverters.

Spain’s OPDE wins approval for 10.8MW UK solar farm

Oct 01, 2014

Spanish PV developer, OPDE has received planning permission for a 10.8MW solar farm in Somerset in southern England.

Tool Order: pi4 wins multiple EL inspection systems orders

Oct 01, 2014

PV module inspection systems specialist, Pi4 said it received multiple orders for electroluminescence (EL) testers from customers in Mexico, India, France and South Africa.

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SunEdison: New polysilicon technology to slash cost of solar power; Proprietary FBR technology will contribute to 400 watt / USD 0.40 per Wpeak solar panel by 2016

Oct 01, 2014

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont. Calif., US) ob October 1st, 2014 announced that its most advanced polysilicon technology was now in production and on target to produce solar photovoltaic (PV) material at the lowest cost in the world. This achievement represents a step-change in PV technology and will enable SunEdison to deliver a 400 watt peak solar PV panel at a cost of USD 0.40 per watt peak by 2016, the company emphasizes.

JA Solar selects Tigo Energy to optimize its smart PV module line

Oct 01, 2014

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on October 1st, 2014 announced that it selected Tigo Energy (Los Gatos, California, U.S.) to optimize its newly launched smart solar photovoltaic (PV) module line. The smart module product integrates Tigo’s solar PV technology into the junction box, resulting in high conversion efficiency, enhanced safety, improved panel-level monitoring, and the use of up to 30% longer strings.

SunEdison, EBRD and OPIC close USD 50 million project financing arrangement for one of the largest solar PV plants in Jordan

Oct 01, 2014

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont, Calif.US), a on September 30th, 2014 announced the closing of a USD 50 million debt financing arrangement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The debt proceeds will be used to finance the construction of a SunEdison owned 23.8 megawatt (MW) DC solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Ma'an Governate, in Southern Jordan. Construction will begin in Q4 2014 and interconnection is expected to take place in Q3 of 2015.

Pattern Development announces PPA for 104 MW solar PV project in Chile, long-term PPA with Minera Los Pelambres

Oct 01, 2014

Expanding into the solar power market, Pattern Energy Group LP (San Francisco, Calif., US) on September 30th, 2014 announced its Conejo Solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Chile has secured a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals SA. The 104 megawatt (MW) Conejo Solar project, which will be constructed approximately 30 kilometers east of Taltal in Chile's Atacama Desert, was originated by Pattern Development and upon completion will be the largest solar energy project in Chile with a PPA.

Via Solis starts new production line in Lithuania for tailored solar PV facades completed as part of the EU project SmartFlex

Oct 01, 2014

The EU project SmartFlex has announced the completion of a production line for manufacturing individually designed solar photovoltaic (PV) facades on an industrial scale. The factory belonging to the project partner Via Solis (Vilnius, Lithuania) will, from now on, manufacture photovoltaic elements of varying shapes and colors that architects can use to realize their visions.

UK´s largest solar PV farm at Crundale (37.8 MW) connects to the grid

Oct 01, 2014

On September 12th, 2014 the 37.8 MWp Crundale Solar Farm in Pembrokeshire began to generate solar power. Construction of the project was completed in only eight weeks. The PV plant is a joint development between ib vogt GmbH (Berlin, Germany) and Solafields Ltd. (Newhaven, UK), and is currently one of the largest operating solar farms in the UK, the partners announced.

JinkoSolar supplies PV modules for one of the largest rooftop projects in Turkey

Oct 01, 2014

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on September 30th, 2014 announced that it will supply 500 kW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for one of the largest rooftop projects in Turkey. Located in the Izmir Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone, the solar PV project was built on rooftops covering an area of approximately 4,000 m2.

Private Chinese cleantech investor unveils strategy for green cities world-wide, aims at 50 GW of renewable energy capacity

Sep 30, 2014

Cheng Kin Ming, whose recent investments in solar companies are estimated to be worth nearly USD 20 billion - making him the world's largest private investor in clean technologies - is speaking publicly for the first time about his strategy to accelerate the world's transition to green cities. His approach is to identify the world's best, complementary clean technology companies to create entire supply chains, across multiple verticals, to produce integrated solutions on an enormous scale.

SPI announces incorporation of subsidiary to address Japan’s solar PV market, acquisition of three PV projects

Sep 30, 2014

SPI Solar (Roseville, Calif., US), a vertically-integrated solar photovoltaic project developer, on September 29th, 2014 announced the incorporation of its new Japan subsidiary, SPI Solar Japan GK. SPI also announced that it has entered into agreements regarding the acquisition and development of three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Japan.

OPV producer Heliatek completes EUR 18 million series C funding round, led by Investment Holding AQTON SE

Sep 30, 2014

Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), producer of organic solar photovoltaic (OPV) films, has successfully completed its C-Financing round by raising EUR 18 million. Since the foundation of Heliatek in 2006, EUR 46 million have been raised in order to develop the technology, the manufacturing process and now the market entry, the company emphasizes.